Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7
The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.
Amphibian and Reptile Species List
Below is a list of amphibians and reptiles that have been seen in the park.
Northwestern salamander, Ambystoma gracile
Long-toed salamander, Ambystoma macrodactylum
Olympic torrent salamander, Rhyacotriton olympicus** Endemic
Cope's giant salamander, Dicamptodon copei
Rough-skinned newt, Taricha granulosa
Oregon ensatina, Ensatina eschscholtzi
Western red backed salamander, Plethodon vehiculum
Van Dyke’s salamander, Phethdon vandykei
Western toad, Bufo boreas
Tailed frog, Ascaphus truei
Red-legged frog, Rana aurora
Pacific tree frog, Pseudacris regilla
Cascades frog, Rana cascadae
Northern alligator lizard, Elgaria coerulea
Rubber boa, Charina bottae
Common garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis
Northwestern garter snake, Thamnophis ordinoides
Did You Know?
That endemic Olympic snow moles are scurrying beneath this blanket of snow? Olympic National Park's Hurricane Ridge is blanketed with over ten feet of snow for most of the winter, providing water for summer and protection for snow moles in winter.